AHG Chapter Information
News from AHG Chapters
AHG Chapters bring herbal communities together to share their love of herbs, and to provide support for the important work of clinical herbalism all over the country. Each chapter is unique, reflecting the needs and interests of their community. Check this list to see if there is chapter in your area. When contacting chapters, keep in mind that they are kept afloat by volunteer efforts so it may be a week or longer before you receive a reply.
Questions? Please contact Jennifer O'Hagan, AHG Chapter Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Ayurveda Interest Chapter is dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient science of Ayurveda. This Guild wide Chapter welcomes AHG members who are interested in this tradition to join. Meetings are held online and at American Herbalists Guild Symposiums. KP Khalsa RH(AHG), is the founding AHG Registered Herbalist of the Ayurveda Interest Chapter. If you are interested in joining or simply want to know more about Ayurveda, please send an email to email@example.com or contact Katharine M. Jackson at 707.599.6447.
California (Greater Bay Area)
We are very excited to announce California's Greater Bay Area Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Our group meets monthly and consists of AHG professional and student herbalists. We welcome members and non-members and all herbal enthusiasts, from beginners to seasoned clinical practitioners, to come and participate so we can support and learn from one another. Our chapter's goals are to offer and expand opportunities for the growth of professional quality herbal education, including opportunities for local guest speakers to give talks in their area of expertise. Another goal is to create and expand community outreach and to offer workshops, and hands-on opportunities to learn and practice the art of herbal medicine making and wild crafting. This will also be an exciting opportunity for students to get together and study and practice what they are learning.
If you are interested in joining or attending a meeting, please check out our website for details at http://cagba-ahg.org. To be placed on our mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our chapter in Florida is a collective of learning, sharing, and creating. We have several meetings each year along with workshops, lectures, plant walks, and Herb Day!!! Please find us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/AHGwestcoastFlorida.
One of AHG’s oldest chapters has been meeting since 1998 to increase awareness about medicinal herbs and herbalism. Activities include monthly gatherings, plant walks and workshops about all things herbal. We currently have 80 people on our membership list with a core of 30 highly active members. We are an open, informal, and friendly group that welcomes members and non-members at our monthly meetings and gatherings. Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in metro Atlanta. No meeting in November and a special Holiday Party in December. GHG communicates with members, and others interested in our events, using Yahoo Groups. To be placed on this mailing list, send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit the GHG website at www.georgiaherbalistsguild.org.
Georgia's Lowcountry Chapter
We are a lively bunch of herbal enthusiasts in Georgia’s Lowcountry who love connecting plants and people. Our local chapter of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) welcomes folks from all backgrounds and levels of experience in herbal medicine: from novice to grower to practitioner.
Each month we host an open potluck and meeting in Savannah. GA. The purpose of this chapter event is to utilize our unique talents and perspectives as we share resources, build energy around herbal study and work together on herb-related projects in our community. www.galowcountryahg.org
Herbal Medic Interest Chapter
The Herbal Medic chapter of the American Herbalist Guild is open to all AHG members as well as non AHG members who are interested in this topic. The purpose of this chapter is to create a forum to teach and discuss herbal medicine as a modality of primary care. This kind of herbal medicine can be as a result of a disaster (i.e. post-disaster herbalism), or in a remote setting where there is no orthodox health care available. To varying degrees, this is also very applicable to practical herbal medicine in and around the home, neighborhood or in an existing herbal clinic. The Herbal Medic chapter has the goal of monthly webinars across various, appropriate subjects. These subjects include wilderness first aid, wound care and infection management, acute illness management (viral, bacterial, protozoal, helminthic), chronic illness management across various organ systems, post-disaster concepts such as water purification, herbal medicine in austere or remote environments, herbal dental care, herbal first aid and much more. For more information or to be put on the mailing list for upcoming webinar schedules and events contact Sam Coffman at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahgherbalmedic/
Illinois/Missouri Gateway Confluence Herbalist Guild
Welcome to the AHG chapter for Illinois and Missouri! Our group typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month, at 7pm, near the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Chapter meetings are open to anyone living in Illinois or Missouri, beginners and experts alike. Interests include but are not limited to: Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and general use of herbs for health. We participate in herbal classes, plant walks, herbal summits and conferences, case studies, and field trips. All fund raising proceeds go to further the herbal education of chapter members and the surrounding community. Please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/%23!/groups/GatewayHerbalist/, or our website www.gatewayherbalist.org
Our Indiana Chapter is based in South/Central Indiana. We typically meet one Sunday a month from 4-6pm in the Indianapolis or Bloomington area. Members offer an open to the public educational segment each meeting, followed by our chapter business meeting. Our guild is actively seeking new members! Current projects include planning and hosting the Indiana AHG Herb Festival, along with offering other educational herbal events for our local communities. Contact email: email@example.com
Fáilte! The Ireland Chapter—the first trans-Atlantic effort of its kind—promotes awareness of herbalism by supporting individuals and communities of the island to empower themselves through herbal education and medicine-making events. We also publish an annual Celtic herbal almanac as a celebration of heritage, which partially raises funds for scholarships that support the pursuit of herbal study here or abroad in the States. We warmly seek collaboration with groups both locally and internationally. Free membership is open to anyone who lives in Ireland. For all queries or to be added to our mailing list, email us at irelandAHG@gmail.com or visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/irelandAHG/.
Maine White Pine
At the Maine White Pine Chapter of the AHG we embrace and welcome all to our gatherings. We are an open, diverse and multi-generational group of practicing herbalists, growers, apothecaries and wildcrafters. We gather to share and expand our knowledge of the traditional and modern uses of herbs as medicine. We are also dedicated to supporting plant sustainability and to promote ecological awareness of threats to their native habitats. We are grateful for all those attending and greet them with open hearts and minds. We would also like to mention we welcome fellow Herbalists from neighboring states to join our gatherings and events if they would like. To be added to our mailing list, or to contact us for any information pertaining to our chapter and activities, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska
Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska are medicine makers, healers, growers and prairie enthusiasts devoted to raising awareness of, sharing, and protecting plant medicines. To join or receive information, contact email@example.com . Find us on Facebook at Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska.
NH Herbal Network (New Hampshire)
We are a group of New Hampshire-based herbalists, herbal businesses, herb growers, and herb enthusiasts who seek to educate the public and ourselves, share ideas and information, and support herbalism in our state. We meet several times a year, host the annual Herb & Garden Day (including a plant sale), and also run a variety of special workshops throughout the year. We are active with a yahoogroup, website, Facebook, and on YouTube. Learn more at nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey, Northern (Warren County)
The Northern New Jersey Chapter meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December at Herbally Yours in Changewater, NJ which is located in Warren County. Our programs are focused on education and support for practitioners. Meetings include discussions on specific topics along with case histories, presentations by individual members, and occasional herb walks to visit the plants. For details, contact Kerry Adams at email@example.com or 908-689-6140, The Changewater Wellness Center, a teaching clinic, operates out of the same location. For more information on what the clinic offers, to both students and clients, please visit www.changewaterwellnesscenter.com.
New Jersey, Southern
Hello and Welcome to the to the South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Our meeting place is located in Riverton,NJ. We'd like to invite prospective members from the Southern portion of New Jersey. Our Chapter covers Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties. If you wish to join our chapter or obtain more information about us, please contact: Barb Kelly, Secretary/Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeannie Francis at SJCAHG@yahoo.com. We're on Facebook and you can find us by searching for South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.
New Mexico (Albuquerque)
We are experiencing the long-needed and exciting reincarnation of our local AHG chapter here in New Mexico: the Green Chile Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Members are coming back in droves from all parts of the state! We are excited to nurture this revival and include many herbalists from as many different disciplines as possible (folk, East Asian medicine, Ayurvedic , growers, and curanderismo, just to name a few). Our group currently consists of seasoned veterans and budding newbies, all working together to promote the beautiful and wonderful energies of our plant allies. We have begun planning for many events, starting locally, and intend to grow and cultivate this organization for many years to come! For more information, please email email@example.com or visit http://ahgnm.blogspot.com
New York City
The long awaited New York City chapter has finally arrived. Our chapter includes all five boroughs: Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We feel there are more herbalists practicing in the city than you know. This is your chance to be part of the Big Apple Grassroots Herbal movement. Any persons using herbs, regardless of health care discipline, are invited to attend the meetings. We welcome those who want to learn, and are new to learning, about herbs as well. Our group consists of esteemed AHG Registered Herbalists, and some new budding 'dandelions'. The Chapter's mission is promote wellness using herbal therapies throughout the city by educating, teaching and sponsoring events to local communities. We also will raise money for these events. We intend to grow exponentially to be the largest chapter within the AHG. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at one of two locations: Fratellone Medical Associates at 47 West 57th Street, 5th Floor, and at the new herbal school Arborvitae at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, 80 8th Ave. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York (Long Island)
The Long Island Chapter of the AHG meets at the library in Oyster Bay about four times a year. We also have frequent activities offered by our members in their professional capacities. We look forward to your participation! For details and meeting dates and times, contact Angus Towse at Angus@GreenManNaturalHealth.com.
Oregon (Eugene and beyond)
The Oregon AHG Chapter meets bi-monthlyand holds a special event to share our passion for plants and medicine. The chapter frequently meets in Portland, Oregon but is branching out to have meetings all over the state. Future events include elixir tasting, seed and cutting swap, tea tasting, and more! To keep up with our happenings, contact Amanda Mayther at email@example.com to get involved or to be added to our mailing list, or you can visit our AHG Oregon facebook page.
Ohio (Southern Ohio)
See the Western Pennsylvania listing below.
Pennsylvania (Eastern Region)
For more information about the Eastern Pennsylvania AHG Chapter, please see their Facebook page, AHG Chapter- Eastern Pennsylvania, or contact Jayne Tamburello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-566-2881.
Pennsylvania (Western Pennsylvania/Ohio Region)
The chapter meets on a monthly basis during the growing season at venues offered by our members and by e-conferencing during winter months. Our focus is on supporting each other as we explore and expand our knowledge of local medicinal botanicals. For details contact Lynn Zukowski, email@example.com.
We are a tribe of herbalists and herb enthusiasts working to create a vibrant herbal community in the state of Tennessee. We sponsor herb identification walks, educational events and guest speakers, throughout the state. Our vision is to grow our herbal community while educating the public about our wonderful herbs and their healing properties. Whether you are a beginner, or advanced practitioner of herbalism, we welcome you and invite your participation. For more information, please like us on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/groups/TennesseeAHG/], and go to our website [https://tennesseeherbalistsguild.wordpress.com/] where you’ll find our events calendar. Join us today!
The mission of this chapter is to provide herbal opportunities for our local community. Plant walks, farm tours, preparations workshops, traditional diagnostics, botany lessons, movies, fellowship and more! Stay posted on our activities by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington chapter describes itself as a “seed-in-motion” organization that holds quarterly meetings at locations around the state. Most meetings are in Western Washington at Bastyr University (north of Seattle), Tacoma or Olympia. The chapter plans to expand the location of meetings and events to include the eastern part of the state. Meetings are held at various locations. To be placed on the WA AHG mailing list, send an e-mail to email@example.com. The list is open to everyone and, in addition to announcements about chapter meetings and events, is used to publicize information about other herb events and presentations; to advertise classes being presented by members; to announce any new clinics or businesses operated by members; and to list any AHG-approved continuing education classes.
Washington DC Metro
The Washington DC Metro Chapter is for Washington DC, southern Maryland and northern Virginia as covered by the Metro transit system. The Chapter formed to unite and connect local herbalists, aspiring herbalists and AHG members throughout the area. Our chapter will support our community by providing a platform for networking, collaborative learning, and business networking and collaboration. To achieve our goals, in collaboration with herbalists and other professionals, we will promote educational workshops, plant walks and events which will be available to our members and the general public. We will keep a calendar of events through our Facebook page. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gilhuly, Chapter President, 202-599-0679.